We have confirmed the authenticity of the document below that is being circulated to police officers in the South Carolina area. The Department of Homeland Security has released this advisory to officers. Interrogations of the suspects indicate that the attempted murder of South Carolina deputy was a gang initiation. Lexington County Sheriff Deputy Deputy Ted Xanthakis and his K-9 police dog partner were attacked by three illegal aliens with a shotgun but survived on Feb. 8, 2009.
The DHS memorandum we have obtained indicates these illegal aliens were part of SUR-13, which is a known illegal alien membership as well as illegal alien and drug importing paramilitary gang.
Please distribute this release and memo from DHS to all police officers and members of the US Media...
For more information, contact...
ALIPAC c/o William Gheen
Americans for Legal Immigration PAC
Post Office Box 30966, Raleigh, NC 27622-0966
Tel: (919) 787-6009 Toll Free: (866) 703-0864
FEC ID: C00405878
DHS Memo Copy
On February 8, 2009, three undocumented Mexican nationals attempted to kill a Lexington County Sheriff's Deputy as he was responding to a call about a suspicious vehicle. The three opened fire on the Deputy's marked patrol car as he was approaching. The three shooters, ages 15, 18, and 20, are members of the Surenos (SUR-13) street gang. The adults have been charged with assault and battery with intent to kill. The 15-year-old is being prosecuted in family court for assault and battery with intent to kill. ICE detainers have been lodged on the adults.
Interviews have determined that the 15-year-old was the shooter and this was a "gang initiation." The juvenile was suppose to "Kill a Cop" in order to get into the gang. Gangs have long posed a threat to public safety and law enforcement but the threat is now increasing in scope. Never before have the street gangs in South Carolina actively targeted law enforcement officers for gang initiation.
Kenneth R. Burkhart
Resident Agent in Charge
Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Office of Investigations
1835 Assembly Street, Suite 358
Columbia, SC 29201
Office (803) 748-8932
Fax (803) 765-5437
Arthur K. Wynn, Jr.
Office of the Maryland Attorney General
Criminal Division-Gang Unit
200 Saint Paul Place
Baltimore, Maryland 21212
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